To the AOS 93 Community, 

Maine Commissioner of Education Pender Makin has recommended in her March 9th communication that schools plan for remote learning for the duration of the school year. This recommendation is supported by Governor Mills. Therefore, I am writing to inform you that the Central Lincoln County School System will continue to deliver remote learning through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Please see below for some current updates and items under discussion: 

● All CLCSS schools will remain closed to in-person learning; however, teaching and learning will continue through a combination of online learning and shared materials distributed through our individual schools. 

● Meals will continue to be served at Bristol Consolidated School, Jefferson Village School, Nobleboro Central School, and the CLC YMCA through the the end of the school year (including through spring vacation). 

● As it currently stands the original 2019-2020 school calendar (approved by the AOS School Board on February 12, 2019) ends the school year on June 12, 2020. Spring break will be observed as scheduled. 

● All schools are currently working on plans to determine how best to provide end-of-year closure for students, families and staff including creating alternate ways to acknowledge end-of-year celebrations and traditions. 

● We are monitoring advice from the CDC and Maine Department of Education as well as working locally with LincolnHealth to determine when it is safe to return to school. To that end, preparations now underway for the 2020-2021 school year will consider both on- and off-site teaching and learning. 

Our district’s administrative team is meeting frequently to address the many challenges this closure presents. Teachers and staff are working hard to support our students while school boards and communities are involved and supportive of the work that is taking place throughout the district. 

If you have questions or concerns about anything please email me, cjurgensen@aos93.org, Linda Skiff, lskiff@aos93.org, or your school principal or phone the AOS 93 office at 563-3044. Please remember that while central office staff continue their work, the office itself is not open for walk-in business. 

Additional information will be forthcoming as we continue to monitor and adjust as necessary appropriate responses to the pandemic situation effecting our district, state, nation and world. Please understand that this is the best and most up to date information I have at this time. 

Sincerely

Craig Jurgensen

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